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N. Korean soldier defector regains consciousness: report

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A North Korean soldier who was shot by his own side and severely injured while dashing across the border into South …

China's Tencent becomes more valuable than Facebook

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Chinese social media and video game giant Tencent became more valuable than Facebook on Tuesday as investors sent the …

Putin meets Assad ahead of Syria talks with Turkey and Iran

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President Vladimir Putin said the Russian army had "saved Syria as a state" after meeting with leader Bashar al-Assad, …

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria

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At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police …

Got a spare $71m? How about a single Hong Kong apartment?

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Home may be where the heart is, but in Hong Kong it comes at a record price -- more than $71 million for a single …

Zimbabwe has 'insatiable desire' for Mugabe exit: ousted VP

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Zimbabwe's parliament prepared to start impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe Tuesday, as ousted vice …

China urges talks after US brands N.Korea a terror sponsor

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China called Tuesday for extra efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through talks after US President …

Untested but defiant, Aussies seek to strike 'fear' in Ashes

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New-look Australia will bank on their pace attack terrifying England once again when two unfamiliar line-ups open …

China's Tencent overtakes Facebook in market value

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China's social media and video game giant Tencent overtook Facebook in market value on Tuesday as investors sent the …

North Korea purge a rebalancing from military: analysts

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A purge of senior North Korean military figures is part of a bid by leader Kim Jong-Un to reduce the influence of the …

Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror

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President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism even as his top diplomat said …

Irving seals sweet 16 for Celtics, Cavs rout Pistons

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Kyrie Irving laid on a 47-point masterclass to give the Boston Celtics a 16th straight victory on Monday as the …

Japan woman claims to have dumped babies in concrete buckets

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A mother who dumped four of her babies in buckets filled with concrete that she then kept in her apartment for two …

Impeachment motion looms against Mugabe

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Zimbabwe's ruling party is to launch impeachment proceedings Tuesday against President Robert Mugabe, in the latest bid …

Australia out to 'end careers' in Ashes, says Lyon

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Australia are out to "end careers" for England players in the upcoming Ashes Tests, spinner Nathan Lyon said Monday, …

As Mladic awaits verdict, Bosnians still search for loved ones

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Fikret Bacic has only one dream: finding the remains of his family. It does not matter to him whether Serb general Ratko …

Germany seeks way out of crisis after govt talks collapse

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Germany's president was to lead a push from Tuesday to save the EU's top economy from the political turmoil sparked by …

Australia welcomes cancellation of French war graves wind farm

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Canberra Tuesday welcomed as "very touching" the scrapping of a planned French wind farm on the site of a World War I …

Army appeals for calm as Mugabe faces impeachment test

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe came under increasing pressure to quit Monday as his ruling party said it would move …

Noises detected in Argentine sub search disappoint

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Experts ruled out Monday the possibility that noise detected at sea could have come from an Argentine submarine missing …

US sues to block $85 bn AT&T-Time Warner merger

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The US government filed suit Monday to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner, setting up the biggest antitrust court …

Calgary Winter Olympics bid needs more work: committee

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Calgary's bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games needs further evaluation by the local authority to the tune of CAN$2 …

Pressure back on Bielsa as Lille lose again

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Marcelo Bielsa's Lille slipped back into the automatic relegation places in Ligue 1 on Monday after crashing to a 3-0 …

Noises detected in search for missing Argentine sub

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Search vessels in the South Atlantic have picked up noises on their sonar that could be coming from the crew of an …

Holocaust survivor opens art museum in hometown Vilnius

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Painter and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak on Monday opened a museum of his allegorical work inspired by Jewish history …

Argentina navy says sub reported problem in final call

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Argentina's navy revealed Monday that a submarine missing for five days reported a mechanical breakdown in its final …

Amsterdam, Paris to host key EU agencies after Brexit

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Amsterdam and Paris on Monday won the fight to host two major EU agencies when they leave London after Brexit, in a …

Hezbollah denies sending arms to regional conflicts

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The head of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah on Monday flatly denied Arab accusations his group had sent weapons to …

No regrets over hosting World Cup, says Qatar 2022 chief

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Qatar's most senior World Cup official said Monday there were no regrets in bidding for the 2022 tournament, despite the …

Federer, Nadal set for repeat show in 2018?

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have utterly dominated during 2017 but as the season ends there is a palpable sense that …

US state gives key approval for Keystone pipeline

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Regulators in the US state of Nebraska on Monday granted a key approval needed for construction of the Keystone XL …

Amsterdam wins battle to host EU medicines agency after Brexit

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Amsterdam on Monday won a fierce fight to host the European Medicines Agency after it leaves London, securing one of the …

Merkel battles to stay in power despite crisis

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she was ready to lead her party into snap elections after the collapse of …

Australia coach Cheika probed for swearing

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Australia coach Michael Cheika's conduct during his side's defeat by England at Twickenham is under investigation after …

Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars

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Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Monday it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to …

Hezbollah says ready to pull forces from Iraq after IS defeat

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Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Monday he was prepared to pull his forces from Iraq, after the Islamic State group …

Mugabe to face key impeachment test as Zimbabwe crisis deepens

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe came under increasing pressure to quit after his ruling party said Monday it was …

As Germany sinks into crisis, president urges compromises

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Germany's president on Monday urged political parties to find compromises and avoid snap elections, hours after the …

Two killed in protests after Kenya's top court upholds election

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Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday validated the election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta, sparking opposition protests …

Merkel battles turmoil as German coalition talks collapse

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Chancellor Angela Merkel was scrambling to drag Germany out of crisis on Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new …

Booming Germany can weather political impasse -- for now

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Germany's robust economy can weather the immediate fallout from Chancellor Angela Merkel's failed coalition talks, …

Iraq fires new salvo in political row with Kurds

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Iraq's top court on Monday declared the Kurdish north's independence referendum in September to be unconstitutional, …

Noon deadline for defiant Mugabe passes as Zimbabwe crisis deepens

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President Robert Mugabe faced the prospect of impeachment on Monday after going on Zimbabwe TV to assert his control …

'Strategist' Mugabe's refusal to go a classic tactic

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He is 93, in failing health and has enemies on almost every side, but President Robert Mugabe used his TV address Sunday …

Germany in political turmoil as coalition talks fail

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Chancellor Angela Merkel was left scrambling to drag Germany out of crisis Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new …

US 1960s cult killer Charles Manson dead in jail at 83

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Charles Manson, the psychopathic guru who masterminded a savage killing spree in the United States in the late 1960s …

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta election win

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Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two petitions to overturn the country's October presidential election re-run, …

Iraq top court declares Kurd referendum unconstitutional

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Iraq's supreme court on Monday declared that September's referendum on independence in the autonomous Kurdish areas in …

Noon deadline looms for defiant Mugabe as Zimbabwe crisis deepens

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Robert Mugabe faced the threat of impeachment by his own party on Monday, after his shock insistence he still holds …

Germany in crisis as coalition talks collapse

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Chancellor Angela Merkel was left battling for political survival Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new …

Dressel, Ledecky scoop top USA Swimming awards

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Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden …

Charles Manson: mastermind of infamous 'Family' murders

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Charles Manson, the psychopathic guru who masterminded a savage killing spree in the United States that shocked the …

Alibaba takes $2.9 billion stake in food retailer

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Alibaba said on Monday it would take a major stake in one of China's top food sellers for $2.9 billion as the e-commerce …

EU to vote on relocation of agencies after Brexit

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The fight for some of the most prized spoils of Brexit comes to a climax on Monday when 27 EU states pick the new host …

Patriots romp in Mexico as Saints, Eagles stretch win streaks

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Tom Brady completed 30-of-37 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to spark the defending NFL champion New …

Germany in political crisis as coalition talks collapse

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Chancellor Angela Merkel was left battling for political survival Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new …

Jeffrey Tambor quits 'Transparent' after sex assault claims

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After two women on the set of "Transparent" accused him of sexual harassment, Emmy-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor …

Bolt enlisted to make Aussie cricketers 'explosive' runners

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Australia's cricketers have called on retired sprint king Usain Bolt to boost their running between the wickets during …

Patriots romp in Mexico as Saints, Vikings stretch win streaks

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Tom Brady completed 30-of-37 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to spark the defending NFL champion New …

Rescuers battle waves, wind in hunt for missing Argentine sub

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A multinational armada of aircraft and vessels battled high winds and raging seas Sunday as they intensified their …

Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage on Monday, becoming Britain's first reigning couple …

Pinera, Guillier to contest runoff in Chile election

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Billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera, who held a commanding lead in Chile's first round of presidential voting, and …

Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder

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In a recurring theme of Real Madrid's stuttering season, Zinedine Zidane protested all his side lacked was a goal as …

Japan trade surplus drops 40% in October

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Japan's October trade surplus shrank 40.7 percent from a year earlier as growth in exports were eclipsed by higher costs …

Focused Coutinho heals Liverpool rifts

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Philippe Coutinho's long-term future might lie away from Liverpool, but the Brazil star's ability to focus on the …

German coalition talks trip over immigration stumbling block

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Tough talks to form Germany's next government collapsed Sunday as the four parties in talks failed to bridge a yawning …

What's next for Germany after collapse of coalition talks?

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Germany could be forced to hold new elections after high stakes talks for a coalition collapsed Sunday between …

German coalition talks collapse as pro-business FDP quits

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High-stakes talks to form a new German government collapsed Sunday as the pro-business FDP party walked out, plunging …

Pinera poised for presidential comeback in Chile

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Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera was the clear leader with more than half the votes counted in a presidential …

Record-breaking Valencia maintain Barca chase

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Valencia maintained their pursuit of Barcelona to remain four points off the La Liga leaders thanks to second-half goals …

Dimitrov beats Goffin to win ATP Finals

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Grigor Dimitrov beat David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in a gripping title decider at the ATP Finals on Sunday to become the …

Mugabe clings to office, dashes resignation hopes in TV speech

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Robert Mugabe clung on as Zimbabwe's president Sunday, using national TV to insist he still holds power despite a …

Merkel struggles to avert coalition talks collapse

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Chancellor Angela Merkel was struggling Sunday to prevent a collapse in high stakes coalition talks, which could force …

Saudi, Bahrain target Iran at Arab League meeting

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Saudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would not stand idly by in the face of Iranian "aggression", as Bahrain said the …

Schalke soar to second in Germany

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Goals by strikers Franco di Santo and Guido Burgstaller sealed Schalke 04's 2-0 win over Hamburg on Sunday as the Royal …

Mugabe defies resignation expectations in TV speech

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in a much-expected TV address Sunday, stressed he was still in power after his …

Gold leaf from Napoleon's crown fetches 625,000 euros

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A gold laurel leaf removed from the crown Napoleon Bonaparte wore to his coronation sold for 625,000 ($735,000) euros at …

Mugabe 'agrees to resign': presidency source to AFP

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule appeared at an end Sunday after a source confirmed he had agreed to …

Record-breaking Valencia maintain Barcelona chase

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Valencia maintained their pursuit of Barcelona to remain four points off the La Liga leaders thanks to second-half goals …

Mugabe to address Zimbabwe as end of his presidency nears

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was on Sunday facing the end of his 37-year rule, as he prepared to address the …

Lebanon under 'total control' of Hezbollah: Bahrain FM

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Bahrain's foreign minister said Sunday that Lebanon is under the "total control" of the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, …

Sampdoria stun Juventus

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Sampdoria ran riot as Serie A champions Juventus lost their both their cool and ground on leaders Napoli in the Italian …

Merkel in final push for coalition to avert crisis

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Chancellor Angela Merkel was making a last push Sunday to forge a government, in a twin battle to save her political …

Crush near Morocco's Essaouira kills at least 15: ministry

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At least 15 people were killed and five injured Sunday in a crush as food aid was distributed near the coastal tourist …

Mugabe: Liberation hero turned despot

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Zimbabwe's veteran leader Robert Mugabe once quipped that he'd rule his country until he turned 100.

Mugabe ousted as ruling party chief as end nears

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was on Sunday facing the end of his 37-year rule, as the once-loyal ZANU-PF party …

Clashes as 4 bodies found in Nairobi slum

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Clashes erupted in a Nairobi slum Sunday after four bodies were found in the streets, hiking tensions on the eve of a …

Rescuers battle storm, giant waves in search for missing Argentine sub

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A multinational armada of aircraft and vessels battled high winds and giant waves Sunday as they scoured a patch of the …

End nears for Mugabe as ruling party turns against him

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President Robert Mugabe faced the imminent collapse of his 37-year regime Sunday, with the once-loyal ZANU-PF party set …

'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog

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Tens of thousands of runners Sunday choked through smog for the Delhi half marathon, ignoring dire health warnings from …

Arab League meets to discuss Iran 'violations'

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Arab foreign ministers gathered in Cairo on Sunday at Saudi Arabia's request for an extraordinary meeting to discuss …

Satellite signals offer hope in hunt for missing Argentine sub

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Hopes of finding survivors from a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members aboard have been revived after the …

Netanyahu to face new questioning over graft: media

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to be questioned by police on Sunday for the second time this month …

Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog, health warnings

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Tens of thousands of runners braved smoggy conditions for the Delhi half marathon on Sunday despite dire health warnings …

Australians mourn loss of AC/DC's Malcolm Young

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Australians paid tribute to AC/DC co-founder and fellow countryman Malcolm Young on Sunday, a day after the legendary …

Hariri announces return to Lebanon as crisis simmers

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return to Lebanon for Wednesday's Independence Day celebrations and explain his …

Victoria's Secret to charm China with fashion gala

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The star-studded, super-hyped Victoria's Secret lingerie show hits the catwalk in Shanghai on Monday, the first time the …

Trump rollback of banking regulation well underway

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President Donald Trump's promised rollback of banking regulation is well underway, with vacancies at the top of key …

Crunch talks as Mugabe and generals thrash out his exit

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Zimbabwean army generals will pile further pressure on President Robert Mugabe to resign Sunday after tens of thousands …

UK to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

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British finance minister Philip Hammond is to announce £75 million ($99 million, 84 million euros) funding for …

After fall of last town, IS loses grip over Iraqis

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"Islamic State - Euphrates Province" reads an abandoned sign covered by dust and sand in the Iraqi town of Rawa.

'Butcher of Bosnia' faces historic war crimes verdict

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UN war crimes judges will on Wednesday hand down a historic verdict against former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko …